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New party, fresh faces on Heritage could shake up Parliament

Media | 09/14/2018 5:16 pm EDT

As politicians file back into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block for the start of the fall sitting Monday, some new faces will be working on files affecting Canadian media and telecom, as long-awaited legislative reviews that could have seismic effects on those sectors get...

Libertarian telecom analyst joining Bernier’s new party effort

Media | 08/23/2018 7:47 pm EDT

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Thursday that Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) analyst Martin Masse will be joining him as he attempts to form a new national...

Canadian telecom prices justified by speed, quality: MEI

telecom | 05/08/2018 6:34 pm EDT

A report by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) challenging studies saying Canadian telecommunication prices are comparatively high against the rest of the world is being criticized by Nordicity as...

Low-cost data plans ‘superior alternative’ to WiFi-first MVNOs: Scott

telecom | 03/22/2018 4:23 pm EDT

Having facilities-based carriers offer low-cost data-only plans is a better way to fulfill the government’s goals of more affordable wireless options for consumers than mandating roaming access by...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

U.S. calling for better access to Canadian telecom market in new NAFTA

telecom | 07/18/2017 4:25 pm EDT

The United States is calling for its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners to limit restrictions and make it easier for its companies to compete in their telecommunications markets....

Blais evokes praise, criticism as he leaves CRTC

Media | 06/19/2017 5:36 pm EDT

Now that former chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has departed the CRTC after five years at the helm, he leaves behind hundreds of decisions that have shaped the direction of Canada’s telecom and media industries, and a mixed legacy that includes accolades for his focus on...

Net neutrality issues will re-emerge with IoT: MEI

telecom | 05/03/2017 9:04 pm EDT

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will force a new perspective on net neutrality and zero-rating, a report from the Montreal Economic Institute argues. “The development of the Internet of Things will bring to the...

Bell’s MTS purchase to boost competition: MEI

telecom | 05/04/2016 6:22 pm EDT

The $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. would increase competition in Manitoba’s wireless market, according to the authors of a new report from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI)....

Federal government’s approach to wireless has failed: study

telecom | 05/06/2014 9:12 pm EDT

The federal government’s meddling in the wireless market over the past seven years and its focus on bringing a fourth carrier into every region has failed to bring about meaningful competition,...